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When a truck becomes more than a truck

When Diane and I woke up this morning, our truck was a truck. This afternoon it became my study; a quiet place in which I can sit at my desk (sleeper dinette) and study and write.

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International's new vocational trick

International debuts a new vocational truck -- with a crazy/cool light show to visualize different bodies. Meet the Loadstar.

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Meet celebrities at Freightliner booth

The truck maker will have Richard Petty there Thursday to meet fans and give autographs. Truck racer Mike Ryan, who many times has won the Pikes Peak Class 8 truck race in a Freightliner, will be around during the show. His truck is on display, too. Freightliner's booth is emphasizing its history of innovation. Some of the trucks on display have retro styling from the '70 and '80 to reflect that history. All worth stopping by if you ...

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Needs help with teens

  Dear Carolyn, My teenagers are pushing me off the cliff. They don’t listen to a word I say. What happened? They were so sweet when they were little! I never thought I'd be the kind of mom who had sullen, bratty teens. Is there anything I can do to get through these years? My husband is always on the road so he’s no help. Sarah   Dear Sarah, The only thing to be done about teenagers is to endure the torture ...

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Cool Freightliner concept truck

Freightliner is trying out new design features with its Revolution concept truck at their booth. It was described as "kind of a daycab, kind of a raised roof sleeper." It's like a daycab, but a pulldown bunk converts it to a sleeper cab. What do you think of the design? The company's booth, which stresses historic innovation, includes many of its leading models with modernized version of retro graphics. Definitely worth checking out if you're at the show.

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Pete 579 boasts strong aero features

Peterbilt introduced a new over-the-road tractor strong on aerodynamics and styling.

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Video: Kenworth T680 Unveiling

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Video: Peterbilt 579 Unveiling

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Never Compromise. Cummins 2017 Heavy-Duty Engines.

Discovering Scrivener: a tool for writers

Scrivener is software used by writers to organize their content. You can use it to organize your thoughts too, like in writing a trucker's business plan.

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Meet Leon ‘Butch’ Mueller and his 1971 Pete 358

Yesterday at Roehl Transport, after a day of talking with TCA/Truckers News Company Driver of the Year John Moeller (pictured here behind me in one of his Roehl Freightliner Coronado's drives' hubs), Roehl President and COO Rick Roehl and I were talking about owner-operator Bryan Dax as I prepared to head off to Two Rivers, Wis., this morning to visit with him. Dax is owner of the 1990 Diamond Reo “Red Giant” truck I saw ...

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